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Big Ben’s Contract, The Latest on AB, Arriving in Orlando and More

By Brandon Wallace
SteelerNation.com

The Steelers have been busy this week traveling, negotiating contracts, making coaching changes, and continuing to figure out what they’re going to do with their star wide receiver.

Let’s get you all caught up:

 

Big Ben

The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially begun contract talks and restructuring details with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger per Art Rooney II, president of the team. “I think Ben has some good years left,” Rooney explained as the team is hopeful they can extend Roethlisberger’s contract.

Both parties are hoping to get the new deal done by March 13, 2019.

 

Antonio Brown

We already showed you AB’s heartfelt, yet a tad bit confusing Instagram post Saturday, but what has transpired since then? Just two weeks after saying “As we sit here today, it’s hard to envision” [Brown being on the team’s roster at the start of next season’s training camp], Rooney more recently said that, “We’d have to sit down with Antonio and understand where he is and make sure he understands where we are. There is some work to do before we figure that out.” – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Down in Orlando, Florida, some of the Steelers weighed in on their thoughts regarding the status of Antonio Brown and the team, including Pro Bowlers Maurkice Pouncey and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Watch here:

 

Pro Bowl

Speaking of Orlando, Florida, the Steelers have officially arrived in the Sunshine State as they’ll feature six different players in the upcoming exhibition game. Let’s take a look at some of the behind-the-scenes action from the first week’s Pro Bowl practice for the AFC:

 

Coach Shaun Sarrett

Earlier this month, the Steelers continued with some coaching changes and promoted Shaun Sarrett as the new Offensive Line Coach as expected. Sarrett was an offensive assistant with the team from 2012-17, working mainly with the offensive line, and then promoted to assistant offensive line coach for the 2018 season.

Sarrett replaces Mike Munchak, who left to become the offensive line coach of the Denver Broncos.

Pouncey also chimed in regarding his thoughts on the new hire. Watch here:

 

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